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In this era of excessive wait times, especially if you are not enrolled in SENTRI or Global Entry, it is crucial for you and your workers to examine the possibility of acquiring one of these trusted travel programs. Bottom line, these programs would reduce wait times by 60-80% and probably more so if you are crossing by foot. Waiting 2-3 hours in line to work every day drains employees, hurts ...

The Otay Mesa Chamber recently engaged with the City of San Diego to learn more about the Foreign Trade Zone and why more companies are not using it and frankly, we think it’s because in many cases, business owners just don’t know the advantages of this program.

If there is anything that the COVID-19 related restrictions taught us, it is that we need to be able to sell to as many people as possible regardless of their location and ability to leave the house. Having a strong online presence is essential in being able to connect with your audience online. In this Ask the Expert session, you will learn the most important elements of a great website and how ...

Are you Ready for Fire Season? Here are two essential programs your business needs to sign up for: Alert San Diego The County’s existing 9-1-1 database only includes landline numbers, so you must register your mobile number and/or email to be in this emergency notification system. San Diego Emergency App (Now Including Early Earthquake Warning for San Diego)

After learning from CBP that Arizona is petitioning a geographic extension of the travel zone where an I-94 permit would not be required, the Chamber, along with our partners at the San Diego Regional Chamber, Smart Border Coalition and San Ysidro Chamber, petitioned to exclude travelers going to Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and Imperial Counties from the I-94 permit in an effort to promote ...

Join us on Tuesday, November 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the Chula Vista Marina for our Annual Dinner Fundraiser and Awards Reception.

Last Friday afternoon Supervisor Vargas sent the enclosed announcement referencing a proposed warehouse ordinance and a rally today. Members from our Board of Directors met with her last week to explain why her proposed ordinance would not only not help workers but actually create an enormous financial burden on small and medium warehouse operators wanting to expand to East Otay Mesa. You can read ...

Otay Mesa is home to California’s largest commercial land port of entry with an estimated 7,000-9,000 truck crossings per day (3,500-4,500 northbound and 3,500-4,500 southbound). Otay Mesa has a unique trucking community, which travels to the maritime ports in the Los Angeles area and works with large manufacturers in Baja California. This phenomenon makes some of our truckers -even small size ...

Customs and Border Protection at the San Ysidro Port of Entry has an important announcement or those traveling through the port from Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. to Thursday at 3:00 a.m.:

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) is accepting applications between July 5 - 22, 2022, from owners and operators of heavy-duty diesel trucks through the Prop 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP). Approximately $1.6 million is available for this program, but applicants must act fast!